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Grand final debut

Basketball. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints women have secured themselves a place in the under-22 grand final with a win over Wynyard on Tuesday night. The young Saints have peaked just at the right time winning their two North West Basketball Union finals games. Despite losses in their final two roster matches to second and …

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Crole’s on a roll

Cricket. While most look forward to their 70s as a time to relax and take it easy, the same cannot be said about Smithton’s Graeme Crole. The 75-year-old veteran cricketer spent much of August and September representing Australia and Tasmania in the sport he loves. Crole was part of the over 70s side which toured …

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Junior soccer season

Soccer. The school soccer competition kicked off today (Wednesday October 31) with St Peter Chanel Catholic School hosting the roster for the fourth consecutive year. Soccer co-ordinator Jo Cartledge said it was great to see numbers have increased since the term-one roster, which saw over 40 grade 3-6 students get involved. She said it is …

5 years ago
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Masters win for local basketballers

Basketball. Smithton’s finest over 30s basketballers joined forces to win the division two category at the weekend’s Latrobe Basketball Masters Tournament. Smithton took two teams to the Masters, one division two side and one division three, made up of Smithton residents, former Smithton residents and those with family connections to the area. The games are …

5 years ago

Big wins for Forest-Stanley, Marrawah

CHCA U16. Circular Head Cricket Association under-16s cricket hit off at the weekend with both Marrawah and Forest-Stanley recording big wins. Marrawah won the toss and elected to bat against Trowutta-Combine and didn’t lose their first wicket until they had 178 runs on the board. They finished the innings with 6/214 after 40 overs. Carlton …

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Vets’ big day out at Stanley

Golf. The Stanley Veterans Golf Group hosts its annual golfing tournament on Thursday, with the usual sold out number of participants getting ready for a day on one of the state’s best courses. Des Wells, group founder, secretary and life member, says the course is known as the ‘top nine holes in Tasmania’. Wells said …

5 years ago

Nut Cup time

Golf. New captain of the Stanley Golf Club Warren Ward says he is looking forward to his new role even though he doesn’t take up his new duties until April. “The most important event just a couple of weeks away is the 76th Open Golf Tournament, the Clark Windows Nut Cup next month,” Mr Ward …

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TC’s first win

CHCA. Reigning premiers, Irishtown were defeated by the newly merged Trowutta-Combine in Saturday’s Circular Head Cricket Association Twenty20. Irishtown coach Sean Ryan said his team had a bad day while in comparison TC played really well. Leigh French was in top form for TC, hitting a number of sixes on his way to 48 as …

5 years ago

School champions

Basketball. Seven local girls have taken the almighty first spot in the North West Schools Basketball Championships in Ulverstone at the weekend. The girls – Sienna Thorp, Piper Grey, Gabbi-Ella Johnson, Charli Kay, Mia Robertson, Nikki Bramich and Chelsea Crisp – represented their school, St Peter Chanel Catholic School. Put on by North West Basketball …

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Bike club

Bikes. Three keen mountain bikers have come together in the hope of forming a local riding group, to take advantage of Circular Head’s many bush tracks. Peter Gale, who is a passionate mountain biker said he took his idea to Forest Works’ Rodney O’Halloran, who put him in touch with Lorise Clark, of Cape Innovations. …

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